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Xu (Jennifer) ZHANG

Tel:+86 10 5268 2888
Fax:+86 10 5268 2999
Working Language: Chinese/ English
Ms. Zhang primarily acts as lead counsel in cross-border banking and finance, advising leading policy banks, major commercial banks, investment funds and state-owned enterprises in project and acquisition finance as well as many other forms of financing including syndicated lending, asset finance and sovereign loans. Ms. Zhang also advises onshore/offshore lending matters as PRC counsel and supports outbound M&A, foreign investment.
Representative Matters
  • Cross-border Banking and Finance

  • Advised China Development Bank in a sovereign credit facility project for the Ministry of Finance of an African country

  • Advised China Development Bank in advancing an interbank credit facility to a development bank of Latin America

  • Advised China Development Bank in an interest rate swap project with a Cambodian bank

  • Advised CEXIM in a refinance facility to a Hong Kong listed company

  • Advised Bank of China Hong Kong as PRC counsel in a cross-border acquisition facility

  • Advised China Development Bank in an acquisition facility for a delisting and going private transaction for a NASDAQ listed company

  • Advised Shandong Gold Mines in acquisition financing and working capital for its US$ 1 billion purchase of 50% shares of the Veladero gold mine assets in Argentina

  • Advised a private equity fund in partial acquisition financing for its US$ 1.7 billion purchase of a unit of NXP Semiconductor

  • Advised China Development Bank in project financing for the construction of a hydropower plant in Peru

  • Advised China United SME Guarantee Corporation in a project of granting guarantee for a solar project in Pakistan

  • Advised BOCOM in financing involving offshore security provided by an HK-listed company

  • Advised Bank of China in financing involving an overseas security for a PRC real estate development firm

  • Advised CEXIM as PRC Counsel in an A380 aircraft asset financing

  • Outbound Investment

  • Advised E-Town Capital’s participation in a consortium to acquire Integrated Silicon Solution Inc., a NASDAQ-listed semiconductor company, through a going private transaction;

  • Advised a buyer group consisting a PRC-listed company and an investment company in bidding to acquire significant assets located in more than 40 jurisdictions of a German company;

  • Advised E-Town Capital in its acquisition of the assets of Nexteer from General Motors Corporation;

  • Advised E-Town Capital in its acquiition of bankruptcy assets of Hawker Beechcraft, a US aircraft manufacturer;

  • Advised China Africa Development Fund in the legal assessment of several prospective acquisitions of mines in Africa

  • Foreign Investment

  • Advised a German company in its high-speed rail technology licensing to Ministry of Railway of China;

  • Advised China Life Asset Management Company in its software license project with a US software company;

  • Advised BAIC in its technology licensing and prototype development project with BOSCH;

  • Advised a major aircraft maintenance company in Beijing jointly held by a major German Airline and a major Chinese Airline on its general corporate issues;

  • Advised a Hong Kong company in its acquisition of a cement factory in Hei Longjiang province of China;

  • Advised an entertainment company of South Korea in its potential investment and albums distribution issues in China.

Education Background
  • LLM in Civil and Commercial Law, Beihang University, Beijing (2005)

Professional Qualifications
  • Bar admission in P.R. China

Recognitions and Affiliations
  • Named among the “Top 15 Rising Lawyers in China” by Asian Legal Business in 2017

  • Named leading banking and finance lawyer in the latest edition of Chambers & Partners

  • Nominated for Financing Lawyer of the Year by the Asian Legal Awards in 2016

Selected Publications
  • Major Legal Issues in Sovereign Facility Project (March 2017)

  • China chapter of the 2017 Cross-border M&A Review, The Law Reviews (May 2017)

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